Mexico airline apologizes for casting call specifying ‘light skin’ only

Mexico airline apologizes for casting call specifying ‘light skin’ only

Mexico’s AeroMexico airline and its ad agency have apologized for a producer’s casting call for an ad that specified that only light-skinned people need apply.

Mexico’s population is largely dark-skinned, but Mexican television ads routinely feature light-skinned actors, sparking accusations of discrimination.

The commercial has not yet been made, but a casting call for actors specified “nobody dark skinned” and requested “white skin.”

The Catatonia ad agency said this week it regretted the situation and that a third company that sent out the casting call had used inappropriate language.

Aeromexico also apologized, and blamed Catatonia for the “discriminatory attitude” of the casting call.

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